|Shantell Martin's art evolution - PopTech|
Breakthrough artist Shantell Martin invites viewers on a tour of her unique, flowing, ever-evolving style, expressed lately through just a simple black pen. "I don't know where the pen is going. The pen is going and I am just following."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Art; PopTech 2013
|Dan Schulman: Financial inclusion - PopTech|
Dan Schulman explains how technology can help bring in 2.5 billion people from the margins of the world's financial systems. "Digital wallets are really morphing into full-service money management and movement systems."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; finance; PopTech 2013
|HEM - PopTech|
Watch and listen as the band Hem brings its soft, eclectic Americana sound to PopTech.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2013
|Jim Olson: Tumor paint - PopTech|
Jim Olson invented a potentially revolutionary "tumor paint" that locates and lights up tumor cells to show surgeons exactly what to excise. "In a few years, surgeons will have a hard time going back to surgery as they did it in the past."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Medicine; PopTech 2013
|Charlie Todd: Improv invite - PopTech|
Charlie Todd shares his hilarious improvisational projects that invite random New Yorkers to participate, like conducting an orchestra on a city sidewalk. "This is about me giving other people opportunities to express themselves."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; PopTech 2013; Theater
|Eric Klinenberg: Living single - PopTech|
Sociologist Eric Klinenberg discusses how a dramatic increase in living single is the biggest unnamed modern social trend and he deconstructs old myths about what that might mean. "Is there anything more innovative than changing the entire way in which we organize ourselves and our households?"
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; PopTech 2013; youth
|Leetha Filderman w/ John Maeda - PopTech|
PopTech president Leetha Filderman sits down with John Maeda for a discussion about the history of PopTech, its mission and what's next.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; PopTech 2014
|Kevin Slavin: Debunking luck - PopTech|
Pioneering gamer Kevin Slavin takes the PopTech audience on a colorful tour of the history of luck in America, games of chance, gambling and mathematical formulas. "That's amazing, the idea that anything that seems to be built out of chance or instinct or luck can yield to a computational assault."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Games; PopTech 2013
|Sonos Studio: Cathedrals - PopTech|
San Francisco's Cathedrals brought the house down with this rousing performance of songs from their eponymous debut EP.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2014
|Joe Palca with science pioneers - PopTech|
Watch NPR's Joe Palca interview cancer researcher Jim Olson, materials engineer Jonathan Wilker and pioneering gamer Kevin Slavin.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; PopTech 2013; Science
|Deborah Kenny's fixing education - PopTech|
Deborah Kenny wants to scale the effective programs her organization, Harlem Village Academies, has produced. By avoiding previous, well-intentioned, failures and by providing teachers and students with empowering tools, she wants to get what's working for her schools in every US school--and she encourages all of us to get involved.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; PopTech 2010; Education; Youth
|Reichert and Robertson: First in flight - PopTech|
Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson show how they designed and built a sprawling flying machine that was the first human-powered helicopter to fly an award-winning 3 meters high for 60 seconds. "Impossible is nothing," says Robertson.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; engineering; PopTech 2013
|Amanda Ripley: Ask the kids - PopTech|
Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist who writes about human behavior and public policy. For Time Magazine and the Atlantic, she has chronicled the stories of American kids and teachers alongside groundbreaking new research into education reform. "Kids have strong opinions about school. We forget as adults how much time they sit there contemplating their situation."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Education; Journalism; PopTech 2012; Youth
|Zach Lieberman: Creative teaching - PopTech|
Zach Lieberman talks about teaching creativity in the information age at his School for Poetic Computation. "We are not sitting in front of a screen. We are trying to create a space for reimagining what is possible."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; creativity; Education; PopTech 2013
|Young Guru: Capitalizing on "free" - PopTech|
Revered as "The Sound of New York," Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z's albums and officially became Jay-Z's tour D.J. in 2010. He is also a leader in adapting to a challenging music business. "It is always vibe over money."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; Business; Culture; PopTech 2012
|Erik Hersman: BRCK breakthrough - PopTech|
Erik Hersman shows off the BRCK, a way to connect to the Internet that is physically robust, able to connect to multiple networks, a hub for all local devices and has enough backup power to survive a blackout. "The great challenge of our time is to connect people and information."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; Internet; PopTech 2013
|Helen Marriage: Art interventions - PopTech|
Helen Marriage shows how to create breathtaking, city-wide art installations in places like downtown London. "These life-changing moments, the joy that you see on the faces of these audiences, that is not a frivolity."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Art; PopTech 2013; Urbanism
|Andri Magnason: Questioning growth - PopTech|
Andri Magnason is an Icelandic writer who co-directed the documentary film Dreamland, about a massive industrial project in Iceland that exposed some ugly truths about politics, industry and so-called green energy. He studies what seem like cycles of endless growth simply for growth's sake. "I was wondering about how rational we are as humans. Where does this come from? Where does this need, this addiction come from?"
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Environment; Development; PopTech 2012; Sustainability
|David Robertson: Creative constraint - PopTech|
David Robertson uses LEGO's tumultuous business history to describe the delicate balance between creativity and constraints. "By putting focus and direction around innovation, that is how you turn sparks of brilliance into profitable innovation."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Business; creativity; Innovation; PopTech 2014
|Jonathan Wilker: Nature's glue - PopTech|
Jonathan Wilker shows how adhesives derived from animals, like barnacles, might one day be used in medicine. "Wouldn't it be better if we could just glue you back together? Wouldn't it be cool if we could take sutures and put them out of business?"
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; PopTech 2013; Science Fellows 2013
|Mike Wesch: Lessons From YouTube - PopTech|
Cultural anthropologist Mike Wesch studies YouTube and how social media is transforming how we communicate. The Kansas State University professor says social media has made us far more connected. His research on YouTube also reveals a media landscape that is fostering new forms of community and collective action.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Technology; Internet; Culture; Community
|Unity Dow: Rethinking Africa - PopTech|
Unity Dow, a lawyer, high court justice in Botswana and novelist, describes seismic generational shifts between pre- and post-independence Africans. She asks how the identity shifts of the next generation will change the dynamics of the world stage and what that means for Americans, many of whom are working with outdated paradigms in a world rebalancing.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; PopTech 2011; Business
|Sandro Galea: Rebounding after trauma - PopTech|
Sandro Galea is a doctor and epidemiologist who has researched the role of traumatic events in shaping population health; particularly the health of urban populations. "Ninety percent of people in this country will have a traumatic event in their lifetime."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Health; PopTech 2012; PTSD; Resilience
|Reuben Margolin's Kinetic Art - PopTech|
First inspired by the mysterious and mathematical qualities of a caterpillar's crawl, artist Reuben Margolin creates large-scale kinetic sculptures that use pulleys and motors to create the complex movements and structures we see in nature. Margolin takes to the PopTech stage to share some of his extraordinary mechanical installations.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; Art; Engineering; PopTech 2009
|Thompson & Cotton forgive - PopTech|
The story of Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton is one of liberation and forgiveness. In 1984, Thompson testified that Cotton raped her, for which he was sentenced to life in prison. Eleven years later, DNA evidence cleared him of the crime. Thompson and Cotton went on to write a memoir together about their experience.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Psychology; Conflict; PopTech 2010
|David Wax Museum: Mexo-Americana Music - PopTech|
The David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create an utterly unique Mexo-Americana aesthetic.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2011; Culture
|O'Connor and Ruby: Fiddles - PopTech|
Fiddle virtuoso Mark O'Connor and 14-year-old prodigy fiddler Ruby Jane Smith share the 2009 PopTech stage. Together they mesmerize audiences with the duets that play tribute to the spirit of Americana music, at times slow and melancholy, and others rousing and lyrical.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2009; Culture
|Gideon Obarzanek’s Digital Moves - PopTech|
Hailed by The Australian as the country's best modern dance company, choreographer Gideon Obarzanek's Chunky Move dazzles audiences with its use of site-specific installations and interactive sound and light technologies. Obarzanek's avant-garde performances explore the tensions between the rational world we live in and richness of our imagination.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Entertainment; Art; Music; PopTech 2009
|Adrian Anantawan: Accessible music - PopTech|
Born without a right hand, Adrian Anantawan began the violin at nine and has since established himself as a rising star in classical music. He helped to create the Virtual Chamber Music Initiative at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Centre -- a cross-collaborative project that develops adaptive musical instruments for use by young persons with disabilities within a chamber music setting.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Education; Music; PopTech 2012; Visualizations
|Anab Jain: Designing the future - PopTech|
Anab Jain talks about design in a future world of insect cyborgs, mass surveillance, DNA monetization and guerilla infrastructure. "This sort of speculative work explores the remarkable potential of technology and its new experiential aesthetics."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; PopTech 2013; Technology
|Logan Richardson: Improvisations - PopTech|
Logan Richardson's alto saxophone compositions have been hailed by the Jazz Times as "incisive, multi-dimensional and remarkably flexible, wrapping and twisting phrases into unexpected origami shapes." At PopTech 2009, Richardson's improvisations muse on America at a critical crossroads.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2009; Culture
|Susan Casey: In Awe of Waves - PopTech|
Susan Casey wrote her latest book, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean, after researching the beautiful, mysterious and terrifying behavior of waves for the past three years. Casey recounted astonishing tales of misfit waves from around the world and what drew her to confront them firsthand.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Entertainment; Ocean; PopTech 2010; Business
|Larry Smith's Six Word Project - PopTech|
Larry Smith wants to know your story. Since 2006, Smith has undertaken the Six-Word Memoir Project inviting his Smith Magazine readers to tell their live stories in just six words. His six-word memoir project can now be found in classrooms, boardrooms, hospitals, churches, speed-dating sessions, and at live six-word "slams" across the world.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Language; Culture; PopTech 2010
|Kevin Dunbar on unexpected science - PopTech|
Psychology professor Kevin Dunbar studies how scientists approach the unexpected and learn from mistakes. Over the course of a year, Dunbar's team studied the habits of four molecular biology labs. They found that those labs most successful at turning mistakes into new theories tended to be more diverse and willing to take risks.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Psychology; Education; PopTech 2010
|Olivia Chaney: Harmonic lyricism - PopTech|
Check out a performance at PopTech 2013 by singer, songwriter and performer Olivia Chaney, complete with Indian harmonium.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2013; Folk
|Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Cancer Puzzle - PopTech|
Siddhartha Mukherjee's fascination with cancer is rooted not just in how to fight it, but in where it originated. Discovering almost nothing on the subject, the cancer physician and researcher wrote "Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," that explores the history of the disease that causes one-quarter of all American deaths.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; PopTech 2010; Medicine; Health
|Scott Barry Kaufman: Creative brains - PopTech|
Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman unravels some of creativity's mysterious origins with the help of brain scanning equipment. "Depending on what you are creating - the stimulus, the content - and what stage of the creative process you are in, different brain areas are recruited to help solve the task."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; brain; creativity; PopTech 2013; psychology
|Young Guru borrows a beat - PopTech|
Revered as "The Sound of New York," Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z's albums and officially became Jay-Z's tour D.J. in 2010. Watch him borrow a beat from Al Green to show the fine line between art and piracy.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; Business; Culture; PopTech 2012
|Zach Lieberman: Interactive Art - PopTech|
Artist Zach Lieberman uses interactive media to inspire - and explore the relationship between technology, performance, and the body. His recent projects include an open-source eye-tracking system that allows disabled artists to draw using their eyes and a performance that includes drawn sketches that react to a visitors' touch.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; Technology; Art; PopTech 2009
|David Agus:Disease data - PopTech|
David Agus envisions a new era of preventative medicine based on hard data about what really ails us, and that employs research, genetics and health care designed to stave off disease before it starts. "I want doctors to be more like weather forecasters and not biologists."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Health; Medicine; PopTech 2012
|Doreen Lorenzo: Leadership - PopTech|
“Quirky” president Doreen Lorenzo speaks about how to lead and guide creative people to do great things.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Business; Collaboration; Creativity; PopTech 2014
|Joe Palca with inventors - PopTech|
NPR’s Joe Palca sits down with chemist and inventor Bryan Shaw, and biomedical engineer Maria Oden to discuss their work and what drives them to design life-saving devices for our most vulnerable populations.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Innovation; PopTech 2014; Technology
|Lisa Servon: Better banking - PopTech|
Lisa Servon explains how working in a check-cashing facility in the Bronx informed her efforts to improve financial services for poor Americans. "Poor people know best what they need. It is not the policy makers and the researchers."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; finance; PopTech 2013; Poverty
|Josh Klein: FSCK rebellion - PopTech|
You're doing it wrong. Hacker Josh Klein complicates commonly held notions about rebellion and its connotations of progress. If hacking can be defined as efficiently challenging the status quo, then how can we apply the idea of the "elegant hack" to rebellion writ large?
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Innovation; PopTech 2014; Technology
|amiina: Mixing it up, Iceland style - PopTech|
Icelandic five-piece band amiina takes the PopTech stage with a glockenspiel, a musical saw, a couple of violins, drums, and a laptop. They got their start as the string section for the legendary Sigur Ros and have gone on to play complex music that's sweetly innocent.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech Iceland; 2012
|Sharrona Pearl: Our faces - PopTech|
Our faces are the very basis of our self-identity, so how do we respond to someone without one? Or to someone with the face of another person entirely? Sharrona Pearl explains the promise and peril inherent in facial transplants.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; PopTech 2014; Psychology; Science
|Tony Orrico: Choreography’s shape on paper - PopTech|
Tony Orrico, visual artist, performer, and choreographer, uses his own body to inscribe geometries on paper. Through physically exhausting performances involving highly choreographed motions, Orrico explores line and shape with his actual body, creating works of visual art that record his own motion.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; PopTech 2011; Art; Play
|Gale McCullough Citizen Scientist - PopTech|
Gale McCullough was looking at photos of whales on Flickr and spotted markings of one she recognized from a photo taken three years and 6,000 miles apart. She confirmed the match through marine laboratory Allied Whale's database, earning the moniker "citizen scientist" for her discovery that these whales travel enormous distances in their lifetimes.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Data; Ocean; PopTech 2010
|Reggie Watts: Humor in music - PopTech|
Reggie Watts is an entertainer who combines stream-of-consciousness improvisational comedy with music to create a wholly original experience. A PopTech veteran, Watts knows this audience well and he handled them like a pro, getting big laughs with a smart blend of sarcasm and self-deprecation during his performance.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; Funny; PopTech 2010
|Jan Chipchase: Design anthropology - PopTech|
Jan Chipchase, head of research for frog Design, talks about the process behind his company's acclaimed work. Chipchase and his team spend weeks on the ground, living with participants and observing the activities and rules of their daily lives. The result is a process of drilling down to the essence of an experience before even beginning to design it.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; PopTech 2011; Culture; DIY